Yes Brian you look terrific & MAIDEN present Brian’s Winter Wonderland!
12th-14th NOVEMBER 11AM TO 7PM AT MAIDEN, 188 SHOREDITCH HIGH STREET
From 12th – 14th November cult style blog Yes Brian you look terrific launches its first pop-up conceptual adventure in conjunction with MAIDEN, the ultimate gift and design experience in London’s East End.
Brian’s Winter Wonderland aims to bring some of London’s best retro jewellery and vintage suppliers, along with hand-picked pieces such as Brian’s winter woollies, 80’s party frocks, coats, bags, boots and scarves. With a jam-packed schedule including:
Thursday 11th November: Brian’s Winter Wonderland launch party; complete with champagne, a living mannequin, live music and a secret celebrity guest!
Friday 12th November: Brian’s Tea Party: cakes, gin tea-pots and dressing up! Come down and get styled with your friend’s…the Brian way.
Saturday 13th November: Get crafty! Come down and learn how to make your own unique Xmas decs – plus take them home.
Sunday 14th November: 90’s film club: free cupcakes and screenings of some of Brian’s favourite flicks
Unfurl your feathers and shine your spats, polish your pearls and comb out your pencil moustache in readiness for a night of unbridled decadence and 1920s hedonism.
London’s illustrious Prohibition night – an evening of social and (secret) drinking pleasure – is being revived in magnificent fashion on
Saturday 6th November in the splendid surroundings of Bloomsbury Ballroom. Said to be one of the most sensational parties in London, November’s event promises to be another exciting foray into the glamorous 1920s. Quaff bootlegged booze hidden in teacups or try your hand at one of the gambling tables, all the while being entertained by live bands and good time girls dancing the Charleston – all in this beautiful art deco ballroom.
Doors open at 8pm
Floorshow and gambling from 9pm
Carriages at 2am (or earlier if the police find us)
THE BIG TEN INCH takes over both floors at The Book Clubon Saturday October 30th with all the Freaks of the Fayre.
Make a date at the crossroads… The Untouchables transport you back in time, bringing the Chicago Blues of Chess Records to 21st century England.
GREG THE BUTLER
One of Britain’s most respected collectors of original 10″ shellac, Bestival Sensation and personal disc-jockey to Blur’s Alex James!
The man behind Jazzman, Funk 45 and Stark Reality Records. Digging crates, not graves.
Count Skylarkin’s blood-curdling Latin ancestor and Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico’s deadliest exponent of Coffin-Rockin’ R&B.
MAD MISS SPLINTERS
Bearded Banshee from Basildon.
He PLAYS Dead People!
Saturday October 30th at The Book Club
100 – 106 Leonard Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4RH
FREE before 9pm / £5 after
31st Oct 2010
Tickets are selling FAST for the Steamboat Bordello, and we advise anyone planning on sailing with us next Sunday to book now to avoid disappointment. Standard tickets are £35, VIP Dining £65 and are available from
Extra Lineup Announced!
As if our all star cast weren’t enough to get excited about already, we’ve just made the extravaganza even more extravagant; and so we’re pleased to announce some last minute additions to the bill helping to make the whole thing go off with a roar, a clickety-click and a hoo-ha!
Last week we announced the addition of Vicky Butterfly and Katy Carr. Now we’re pleased to welcome into the fold The Irrepressible Mr Flay, escapologist extraordinaire, who will be entertaining the crowds with detailed demonstrations on how to elude the law by releasing oneself from handcuffs without the use of a key!
On the musical side, we’re delighted to welcome the mysterious Count Sizzle into the fold. The Count will be playing a selection of old time Mississippi Barnstormers, Steamboat Stompers and Barrelhouse Blues to get your paddle wheel swirling!
Perrier Jouet on Board!
As befits a decadent bash of this nature, ultra-chic champagne house Perrier Jouet have come on board (if you’ll excuse the pun) as our sponsor. VIP guests will be treated to a complimentary flute of the ol’ PJ on entry, and keep your peepers peeled for more goodies on the night!
Clocks Go Back!
As a timely(!) reminder to you all, please don’t forget that the clocks go back at 2am on Saturday night/Sunday morning, and the Dixie Queen will sail at 5pm sharp GMT. Don’t forget to reset your pocket watch, as latecomers may well be stranded waving at us from a rapidly receding shore!
Sunday the 14th of November is the last Vintage Fashion Fair at Primrose Hill in 2010. There will be a large selection of vintage clothing for the chilly winter season and lots of great ideas for vintage Christmas gifts. The fair offers a great mix of affordable vintage fashion and has a selection of designer vintage clothing, and previous finds have included Biba, Chanel, Ossie Clark and Yves Saint Laurent!
Visit the website at www.vintagefashionfairlondon.co.uk where there are some free tickets are up for grabs!
11:00am – 17:00pm
Entrance is £3.00
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London, NW1 7AY
Pork & Beans club is the brainchild of Tomas McGrath and Ethan Saunders after meeting each other digging for the same records in their local vinyl shop and looking for somewhere to play them.
They decided to start a small night for free with a few guest DJs, playing late 60′s soul and a bit of Northern/Crossover/Funk upstairs in the bar and have the basement as a more private affair with the guys spinning Rhythm & Blues, Club Soul, Mod Jazz etc.
It usually runs the 3rd Friday of the month (although best to check the Facebook page for confirmation) with the night running from 8pm – 1am and of course with free entry. With many great guests from the Mod scene such as the guys from Soul Jazz/Sounds of the Universe upstairs sometimes the night has just gone from strength to strength.
You can find the Tomas and Ethan at Positively 4th Street, 119 Hampstead Road, NW1 3EE, a lovely art deco bar in Euston, London.
Club philosophy/dress code:
There is no dress code – though of course it is great when people make the effort to look smart! And the club philosophy is to get people down and listening to good music.
Join the FB page here
The next edition of Pork and Beans is the 19th of November. Joining Tomas & Jamie this month will be new kid on the block Mr Scott Simpson and the beautiful Alice Fowkes bringing us the best in R&B, Popcorn and all round tasty 60′s sounds!
Ethan and guests be spinning sweet Soul, Funk & Crossover upstairs under the guise of “Brothers & Sisters”!
Tim Keenoy (Mind Yuh Business) and Jeff The Fish (Its Your Thing) will be playing a selection of Soul, Funk, Reggae, Boogaloo, Rare Groove and anything else that may pop out of the record box in this groovy Brixton bar… it’s free entry and is on from 9pm to 3am. Come on down and party!
Where: The Mango Landin’, 40 St Matthews Road, Brixton, London SW2 1NL
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On Saturday 30th October La Belle Epoque is celebrating everything bohemian, debauched and artistic will recreate the absinthe-fuelled hedonism of 19th Century Paris and indulge the artistic side of partying.
Recreating Monmartre (nightclub district north of Paris) in Shoreditch, the event has been designed to enrapture the soul and trick the mind. The night will include absinthe tasting classes from an expert absintheur, live music and entertainment including accordion players, Cabaret acts, trapeze artists, dancers and bands. Guests will be able to dance to old Music Hall favourites, or ponder on failed relationships with Edith Piaf chansons.
Guests will be encouraged to create art throughout the evening, whether it’s standing up and reciting poetry, indulging in absinthe-induced ravings, life drawing or philosophising outside over a Gauloise.
Think Choleric Courtesan or Tortured Artist for the gentleman. Ladies should go for big hair, feathers and risqué hemlines – and if possible try to squeeze into those corsets!
29 New Inn Yard,
London EC2A 3EY
T: 020 7724 1617
Get ready for a blood curdling night of malign manifestations and ruinous revels at the The Haunted Ballroom . This spine-chilling night at London’s Scala features a thrilling line-up including Nina Conti, Abandoman, Vicky Butterfly and London Faerie.
Taking its inspiration from Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, The Shining, Pride and Prejudice and Eyes Wide Shut, The Haunted Ballroom is set to be a night of unique live music, curious vaudeville, interactive theatre and eccentric characters. The party is set across multiple rooms themed and decorated by talented art directors who have worked in film and with interactive theatre masters Punchdrunk.
Dress code: think steampunk meets ghoulish Venetian ballroom – top hats, waistcoats, tails, bustles and dresses…
Tickets are from £18.50 and available from Brown Paper Tickets